Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Goodwill Dresser

I couldn't believe this little cutie I found at our local Goodwill store.  I never find good furniture there, but we always go because it's Maya's favorite thrift shop! :)

I gave it a light sanding, just to smooth everything out.

The sides and front of the dresser were painted with one quick coat of Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint, and the remaining areas got a sparse coat of Old White~


After distressing, I waxed it first with clear then dark wax~
*FYI ~ Duck Egg Blue looks really gray at first!  The clear wax brings it to a pretty blue, and the dark wax adds a greenish tint to it. 

I stripped and sanded the top.  A mix of dark walnut and ebony stain gave the top a lovely, rich look.

Several coats of Tung Oil finished the top off just perfectly!


I gave the original hardware a spray of this~

The drawers were lined in this pretty brown and white fabric from JoAnn's.  I used spray adhesive to keep the fabric in place~

I think the before is pretty cute~

These are the after pics of the dresser in its' new home!  I forgot to take pics before it sold, so I got to go see it this morning in Melody's home.  I've never seen any of my pieces once they've sold, so it was so much fun!









Did you see the little glass globe on top of the dresser?  It says "Seek Beauty."  I like that!  :)  Have a beautiful day!
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30 comments:

whimsicalperspective said...

Love this! Duck egg and Old White are my favorite. I just love your projects!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

So pretty! Can't wait to try Duck Egg now!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

It's darling! I love the drawer lining.

Ali Richardson said...

WOW!!! SO beautiful (as usual). Happy day to you!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

fabulous, kim! love the color combo and the weathered look!

Girlie Blogger said...

Whoooo. Love this. Yes it was cute. Score but love the aftermath. Excellent job!

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The Frosted Gardner said...

Yep. I love it!

Lesley said...

It's beautiful. You haven't posted in soooooooo long. We missed you!!! Glad to see you are back!

Katie said...

This is fantastic Kim!! I love how old and worn you made it look! The colors look perfect together! Love those little wheels too!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Beautiful, love that dresser, I need to try the tung oil finish, thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

it's beautiful!!!

Melissa said...

LOVE IT! I am having my very first linky party over at Dumpster Diva. I would love for you to share your Good Will Table! Click on over to:
www.dumpster-diva-mimi.blogspot.com

shellyandrade said...

Another awesome transformation! I love that you only did one coat. Cool effect!

Katie said...

Love the colors!

Pamela said...

Kim I love this dresser! Great minds think alike. I just redid a dresser in the same color combo! I wanted to line my drawers but I was scared to. Any tips?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Very nice restyle I like the combo of colors. Nice staging too!!

vintageshabbychicks said...

Absolutely Perfect!!

Deb said...

so beautiful! you have totally inspired me to paint my dresser duck egg now!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Wow, this is great!! Thanks for explaining Duck Egg, too. I wondered why sometimes it looked blue and sometimes green. :)

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

This turned out so great. I have been wanting to try this white/blue two-toned look and this piece will be great inspiration. Love it!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's a beautiful makeover, Kim! Just the right amount of distressing and extra touches.

The Decorating Diaries said...

Awesome!

Janet

deborah@confessions of a craigslist junkie said...

This turned out great! I love the combination of colors and the stained top.

A Vintage Vine said...

That is so vintage!! Love it, especially the combo of blue and white....Thanks for sharing!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Kim...it's fantastic! Love these colors together and how nice to see something you created in someones home. I really, really need to try out the chalk paint. Hey, did ya miss me???

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

I love this! I just finished a similar dresser, I will post it on Monday. Just love the heavy distressing!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Love these! I always love your projects!

The Midwest Cottage said...

I love this little dresser. I am so into this finish right now. Excellent job on this!

Zane Wooder said...

It looks so much nicer in blue.

zane

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